Safari iOS 6 Guide – Private Browsing, Cookies, Reading List Sync & Landscape Mode Explained

Safari browser has been upgraded with few features which really help the users to browse consistently without any problem. Now all the of the new features are already available in Chrome and Chrome Desktop version is more famous than Apple Safari, then why should a user go Safari at all. Reason being, if you are using iOS 6 then I am sure you must have not jailbreak your iPhone (as untethered jailbreak is not available yet) so it is your default browser and if you are getting all these features in your default browser then why don’t you get habituated to it.

Secondly, the ‘READER’ view, which is really good and makes it really comfortable for the readers to read an article and unluckily this feature, is not available on Google Chrome iOS application. So here on in this post, I will take up 3 new features recently introduced in Safari; Private Browsing (known as Incognito mode in Google Chrome), Reading list syncing and Landscape Mode.

Private Browsing

To initiate this feature you will have to go the Settings and then activate this option. All the browsing and surfing done during this session will not be saved.


But as soon as you switch ON or OFF that browsing session you will have the option to close all the already opened tabs or close them before changing the status of the Private Mode.


Once the session turns ON, the color of the browser will change from normally BLUE to BLACK.


Reading List Syncing

If you are using Safari on any other system, then the webpages and links saved on your Apple ID account and whenever you till access the safari from anywhere.


This is pretty similar to the Google Chrome Google Account sign-in, where all the bookmarks and other stuff related to the browser are saved on cloud and available whenever you sign-in to Chrome from your Google Account on any other system.

Landscape Mode

This is a new type of view which can help you to read the articles in a better way by removing the border lines of the application. It is like watching a movie on the Full Screen mode.


As soon as you take tap at the bottom of the screen, the bar will again come back and then you can turn OFF that mode.


I have used all these features and I would recommend that once you start using them you will be as comfortable on Safari as you were on Chrome. Private Mode is for private and Reading List can be edited from any system on which you are using Safari with the same Apple ID.

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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